Patterned Monogram Letters

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We all love a good monogram, and Angie from The Country Chic Cottage for Crafts Unleashed shows how to make them come to life with some scrapbook paper and Mod Podge. It’s really as simple as cutting and gluing! And with all the craft paper options out there, the possibilities are pretty much endless. Why be limited by store bought letters when you can design your own with a scene you love?

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Mason Jar Sewing Kit

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Linda from It All Started with Paint was a little slow to jump on the mason jar bandwagon. However, after a hand injury put a damper on her DIYing for awhile, Linda challenged herself to find creative uses for the 12-pack of jars that has been sitting untouched in her truck for months. First up was a cute little sewing kit that Linda pulled together for next to nothing. Linda offers clever tricks for giving the kit a more high end look without the expense and will give you with a few chuckles along the way!

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Twig and Easter Egg Spring Wreath

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As the name of her blog implies, Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict has a little love affair with plates. And… if you read KOD regularly, you know Debbie has made a pillow or two in her time. Well, let’s also add wreaths to Debbie’s list of obsessions! Debbie couldn’t resist creating her second spring wreath, a combination of twigs, pussy willow, and sparkly eggs, since she had almost all the needed materials on hand. Debbie’s newest wreath addition cost her only $7.50 compared to $79 for the PB version!

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Wood and Metal Aquarium Stand

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Marie, a KOD reader without a blog, wanted to create a display shelf on a wrought iron aquarium stand she purchase online. A bookcase from Ballard offered just the look Marie was after, and she sought out the help of her husband to revamp the aquarium stand by adding two plywood shelves. I’ll let Marie take it away with the details…

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Framed Burlap Bunny Silhouette

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I thought I would squeeze one more Easter decorating idea before the big day tomorrow. This adorable bunny art by Jessie from Dream and Differ is quick and easy, requires no fancy tools, and can easily adapted for other holidays. All Jessie did was trace an image printed from her computer onto the burlap and then paint it in. Even after Easter tomorrow, the bunny will be a cute addition to Jessie’s spring vignette!

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Industrial Side Table

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Allison from The Golden Sycamore is totally digging the industrial look right and teamed up with her hubs to build a custom end table for their living room. Allison walks you through the steps to achieve the beautiful aged finish that is characteristic of industrial furniture. While this project wasn’t the easiest or cheapest DIY, Allison and her husband did create their table for less than half the cost of their inspiration and got a piece that has special meaning to them and fits their space perfectly!

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Grapevine and Flower Wreath

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A white floral jingle bell wreath caught the eye of Virginia from LiveLoveDIY back before Christmas. Even with the arrival of spring, Virginia hasn’t been able to get the wreath out of her mind. Well, she can finally stop ogling its picture since Virginia now has her own rendition, a much “sassier” spring version that flaunts tons of white blooms with glass pearls, green glitter butterflies, and mini disco balls for extra pizzazz!

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Burlap and Ribbon Memo Board

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The little memo board above the desk of Gina from The Cannary Family was overflowing with pictures and other mementoes. Fortunately, Gina had a large bulletin board in her garage that was practically begging for a makeover. Gina gave it the Ballard treatment with burlap and upholstery tacks but then also added a French memo board twist by creating a design with ribbon. Gina’s new board doesn’t skimp on style or space!

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